In the United States, the ratio of corporate debt to GDP is at record-high levels. In several European countries, banks are overloaded with government bonds. In China, bank profitability is declining, and capital levels remain low at small and medium-size lenders. […]
April 10, 2018
Supervisors who monitor the health of the financial system know […]
April, 10, 2018
If house prices are rising in Tokyo, are they also going up in London?
Increasingly, the answer is yes.
In recent decades, house prices around the world […]
By Robin Koepke
December 14, 2017
A key question facing global investors today is what impact the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy normalization process will have on capital flows to emerging […]
October 11, 2017
The headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany: To avoid causing market turbulence, central banks will have to clearly communicate their plans to gradually unwind crisis-era policies (photo: Caro/Sven Hoffman/Newscom).
It seems like a paradox. The world’s financial system is getting stronger, thanks to healthy […]
October 3, 2017
The global financial crisis showed that periods of robust growth and seeming calm in financial markets can be […]
August 30, 2017
European banking has made considerable progress in the past few years: Banks have built up capital, regulation is stronger and supervision has been enhanced. […]